News Release
Contacts: Robert T. Tad Perry, Executive Director
Tracy Mercer, Information Research Analyst

T: 605.773.3455
F: 605.773.5320


For Immediate Release 28 April 2000

Lyman High School Senior Wins BJugstad Scholarship

PIERRE--Casey Isburg, a senior at Lyman High School, has been awarded a $500 Bjudstad Scholarship for the 2000-01 academic year by the South Dakota Board of Regents. The daughter of William and Debra Isburg of Lower Brule, Casey plans to study pre-veterinary medicine at South Dakota State University.

The Ardell Bjugstad Scholarship Program for Native American Students was established by the family of Ardell Bjugstad of Rapid City, South Dakota. Bjugstad, who died in 1990 served as a range scientist with the U.S. Forest Service for 20 years, and held adjunct professorships at South Dakota State University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and Oglala Lakota College. He was a strong advocate for young Native Americans working to educate themselves, and he worked closely with Oglala Lakota College in mentoring Native American Students through the U.S. Forest Service.



  To obtain electronic copy of this photo, email Tracy Mercer at



Return to 2000 Press Releases